August 17, 2010
MADISON - Beginning this fall, non-resident senior citizens will have the same privileges as Wisconsin residents for hunting a number of game species with a crossbow.
A bill passed by the state legislature which took effect on Feb. 26, 2010, allows non-resident senior citizens to use a crossbow to hunt turkey, bear, and small game with a crossbow under the authority of the appropriate license.
Last year, the legislature granted non-residents age 65 and older the privilege to use a crossbow for hunting deer and small game under the authority of a archery license, the same as state residents.
"These changes make the laws regarding use of crossbows by senior citizens the same for both residents and non-residents for hunting all species," said Tom Van Haren, DNR conservation warden, Madison.
If a person is not age 65, they must hold an appropriate disabled hunting permit which authorizes them to use a crossbow, he added.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Tom Van Haren at 608-266-3244.